“Purdue Study: Sustainable Palm Oil Doesn’t Make the Grade”

“From food and biofuels to cosmetics and detergents, palm oil is found in countless products these days. Demand for the oil has surged in the last decade – global usage went from 37 million metric tons in 2006 to 64.2 million in 2016 – in part because it is cheap and, for a time, enjoyed a good-for-you reputation. But what sounds good for us isn’t good for the forests where oil palms (Elaeis guineensis) are harvested. According to a Purdue University study, deforestation is rising in major oil palm-producing countries. ”

https://www.scienceandtechnologyresearchnews.com/purdue-study-sustainable-palm-oil-doesnt-make-the-grade/

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